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Dharma Talks
2012-01-24 What is Right View 41:01
  Shaila Catherine
Right view is an approach to life that leads to awakening, to enlightenment. As mindfulness becomes mainstreamed in western culture, serious practitioners should take care that the framework of virtue, the integrated eight-fold path, and the liberating potential of meditation practice are not lost. Both mundane and supramundane right view are examined in this talk. Ultimately, right view implies a direct realization of the four noble truths and of the model of dependent arising.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley Tuesday Talks
In collection Buddhist Perspectives on Right View

2012-01-24 Buddhist Perspectives on Right View 3:23:09
  Shaila Catherine
Right view appears as the first step of training in the Noble Eight-Fold Path. It leads to an integrated understanding of the liberating teachings of the Buddha and the successful development of meditation and wisdom. Right view is essential to understanding the causes and the end of suffering. Without right view awakening is impossible, and wrong view is considered the insidious obstacle to all progress. In this six-week series Shaila explores right view from several perspectives found in the discourses of the Buddha. Related themes of wise attention, concepts of liberation, truthfulness, false beliefs, attachment to opinions, kamma, cause and effect, learning and peaceful engagement in discussion will bring this traditional theme to life in our contemporary practice.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2012-01-25 Hero's Journey 50:47
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Waking Up As Leaders

2012-01-25 Deepening Daily Life Practice, I 67:38
  Donald Rothberg
We explore how our practice can come alive in the flow of daily life, focusing on some of the challenges as well as three areas: (1) Various supports for daily life practice, (2) the centrality of mindfulness of the body, and (3) taking difficulties and even suffering as opportunities for practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2012-01-25 Leadership and Dharma 38:49
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Waking Up As Leaders

2012-01-25 Understanding Intention 55:58
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2012-01-25 Part 1: Three Blessings on the Journey 1:24:06
  Tara Brach
Drawing on a wonderful teaching story from the Upanishads, these two talks explore the role of forgiveness, inner fire and looking at our own minds, in finding freedom.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2012-01-25 Faith in Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha: What Do I Believe 48:59
  Joseph Kappel
In this talk Joseph speaks about faith in Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha and how belief and faith are interconnected. The intricate and interwoven nature of these is central to one’s humanity and critical to deepening one’s religious and spiritual life. He relates it in very personal terms using his own journey as a former soldier and monk to reveal how this sojourn we’re on, is one that offers multiple opportunities to take strides along the path to liberation from all that binds one to the perpetual wheel of samsara (myriad births & deaths).
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

2012-01-26 Amazing Grace 48:48
  James Baraz
Suffering is an integral part of life—the First Noble Truth. How is it possible that some people go through suffering and even trauma and, instead of becoming bitter or damaged, use it as a catalyst for deep compassion and awakening? Most people don’t realize they have the choice to work skillfully with regard to the challenges life gives them. This is one of the greatest blessings of practice. Consciously appreciating this blessing brings a deeper connection to practice.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2012-01-26 Love, Ethics and Leadership 57:26
  Anushka Fernandopulle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Waking Up As Leaders

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